Movies like African Story

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African Story (1971)
 6.4
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African Story (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: African set action thriller
Style: twists and turns
Plot: kidnapping, singer, car chase, gangsters, spy, vacation, judo, stuntman, father daughter relationship, mastermind, femme fatale, producer, kidnapped, elopement, scheme, fake kidnapping, travelogue, fight scenes, gangster, publicity stunt, plot twist
Place: south africa, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, realistic and serious films with plots about car chase, danger, murder, kidnapping, chases and races, chase and assassination mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like African Story: Gone (2012), Taken 2 (2012), Sandokan the Great (1963), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Deathcheaters (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 41K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, haunted by the past, serial killer, paranoia, woman in danger, danger, crimes, police investigation, track down, vigilante, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 285K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, hostage, boyfriend, telephone call, divorced divorcee, danger, violence, u.s. embassy, police chase, albanian, stealing a car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, albania, los angeles, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Sandokan the Great (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the capture of the Sultan of Muluder, Sandokan, the sultan's son, leads a guerilla army through treacherous jungles to free his father and defeat Queen Victoria's army of invaders.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: jungle, kidnapping, machine gun, fort, tiger, tied up, niece, tea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, government, life turned upside down, danger, family in danger, crimes, heroes, female assassin, father son relationship, government agent, police chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Austria, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group. Lots of jungle thrills, martial arts, ancient temples, huge explosions, & even sci-fi elements. Watch for Harris' great karate fight ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangster, agent, rescue, jungle, bikini, gangsters, survivor, city, fbi
Place: sri lanka, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 141
Deathcheaters (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Meet Steve & Rod ... Stuntmen ... Saboteurs ... Hellraisers!
Plot: car chase, vietnam veteran, filmmaking, stuntman, exploitation, secret mission, explosion, hang gliding, vietnam war veteran, fortress
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 2K
Connected (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A debt collector receives a call from a woman who is kidnapped by an unknown gang. He thinks it is a joke but soon, he realises that it is not a prank.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, daring rescue, heroes, prank, danger, single parent, mother daughter relationship, race against time, child in peril, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
King of Africa (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, manhunt, wilderness, fugitives, prison, chase, danger, escape, kidnapping, on the run, hostage, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1900s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 188K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, car chase, fight scenes, martial arts, deadly virus, race against time, chases and races, danger, chase, weapons, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
That Man in Istanbul (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American adventurer who has a gambling den in Istanbul, who is suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of a nuclear scientist, but ultimately becomes self on the search for the disappeared and gets a striving for world domination secret ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: james bond spoof, espionage, evil man, spy, murder, male objectification
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, secret agents, political thriller, on the run, tough heroes, assassin, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, car chase, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, langley virginia, barcelona, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, heroes, bio weapon, undercover, suicide attempt, world domination, gadget, british secret service, suicide, daughter, kilt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, switzerland, alps, london, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 7K
Agent Vinod (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhua, RAW Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is rescued by colleague Rajan (Ravi Kishan) from a rogue Pakistani army officer (Shahbaz Khan). In Russia/Uzbekistan, an ex-KGB Officer is tortured and murdered. In Cape Town, a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: espionage, threat, undercover, danger, chase, dishonesty, nuclear threat, tough guy, escape, nuclear bomb, villain, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, morocco, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 123
Jakarta (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA agent roams the streets of New York haunted by the death of the beautiful woman he fell in love with while on assignment in Jakarta. When he is kidnapped and drugged, the destination is Jakarta once again where he tries to unravel the mystery ...
Plot: car chase, neo noir, drugged, cia, kidnapping, murder, mystery, neo-noir, cemetery, explosion, taxi, police inspector ...
Place: new york, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 375K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, spy, secret agents, espionage, james bond, british secret service, secret service, 007, heroic mission, car chase, secret mission, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, rome italy, austria, big ben london, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, clever, twists and turns, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, car chase, one man army, explosion, surveillance, violence, lone hero, gunfight, bomb, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 557K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, rescue, danger, ex cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 267K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, symbolism, danger, investigation, secret society, illuminati, professor, ancient, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, harvard university, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, biting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, street racing, chases and races, fbi, presumed dead, car theft, heist, tough heroes, teamwork, group of criminals, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, spain, europe, england, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Abducted II: The Reunion (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: kidnapping, camping, mountain man, backwoods, helicopter, topless, murder, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, gold, explosion, deception, heist, violence, danger, hung over, police officer, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, quarry
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 352K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, entertaining, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chases and races, car race, car, danger, chase, crimes, friends, revenge, race, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tokyo, dominican republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 175K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, murder, on the run, revenge, kidnapping, runaway, framed for murder, father daughter relationship, chase, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, europe, california, usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.0
 219K
The Tourist (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: master criminal, female spy, outsmarting, undercover agent, mysterious character, love story, tourist, femme fatale, manipulation, off the grid, manipulations, misled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, espionage, femme fatale, heroes, secret agents, undercover, terrorism, kidnapping, escape, cia, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Agent X-77 Orders to Kill (1966)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A government agent tries to prevent foreign spies from obtaining a scientist's formula for a solid-rocket-fuel.
Plot: spy, james bond spoof, secret formula, rocket, hung by wrists, espionage
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
 122
Access Code (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A secret organization gains control over the American nuclear weapons. A journalist ventures out to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: spy, special agents, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, save the day, danger, government agency, law enforcement, terrorism, code breaking, satellite, revolution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 568K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, casino, secret agents, chase, poker, spy, british secret service, 007, heroic mission, cia, escapades, double agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, london, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 263K
Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Style: dark humor, rough, exciting, cynical, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, serial killer, violence, car chase, psychopath, stalking, chases and races, sadism, exploitation, misogynist, stuntman, gore ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: tennessee, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, mission, disguise, nurse, secret, spy, double agent, gunfight, cia, murder, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, frogman, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, virginia, rome italy, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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